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you. in egypt, president mohamed morsi has become a lightning rod for protests since he claimed near absolute power for himself. well, there were more violent demonstrations today over a proposed new constitution for egypt and holly williams is there. >> reporter: rival protesters clashed head on today outside cairo's presidential palace. president morsi's opponents say the knew constitution fails to protect basic rights, especially those of women. his supporters, many of them conservative muslims, say that's untrue and both sides blamed each other for the violent confrontation. two years ago during the egyptian revolution these groups worked together to topple country's long-time dictator. now they're back on the streets fighting each other. at a meeting called by the opposition today this man accused one of their leaders of being a holdover of the old regime and was quickly shouted down. we stopped mohammed elbaradei as he tried to leave. e.st one question for cbs news! >> reporter: he's a former presidential candidate and told us he doesn't trust the government's offer to negotiat
ago. med ll started last month when mohamed morsi granted himself accaordinary powers. protesters accuse him of acting like a dictator and now he's trying to force through a new constitution. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: protesters marched on the presidential palace again epday in their tens of ial sands. "down with morsi" they chanted, "and down with the muslim brotherhood," the islamist group from which the president draws his support. in two weeks of political turmoil, what president morsi has succeeded in doing is hardening and uniting the opposition. his opponents are now rallying around their leaders, some of t pr want president morsi to khep down. khaled ali is a human rights lawyer and anticorruption crusader. do you think president morsi believes in democracy? "morsi doesn't and his party iesn't, either," he told us. "they only believe in power." these protests began when president morsi gave himself near-absolute power. they grew and sparked violent tiashes when he called a referendum on a new constitution written by his conservative allies. yesterday, presid
tonight both for and against president mohammed morsi. some tried to scale the walls of the presidential palace. morsi is insisting on a national vote this saturday on a new constitution, but opponents say it takes away too many of their rights. a killer is caught on video just before he pulled the trigger. how sand saved some homes from sandy. and a mini-shuttle heads off on a secret mission to space. when the cbs evening news continues from washington. ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. it's amazing what soup can do [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener de from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid
, thank you. >> now to the crisis in the middle east. rejecting president mohamed morsi's call for reconciliation, refusing to compromise last night as he spoke to the nation. earlier, morsi got a call from president obama after a deadly confrontation between morsi's supporters and his opponents. holly williams is outside the presidential palace in cairo. >> reporter: some people here hope that after days of protests and blood shed, president morsi would make a major concession last night when he addressed the nation in an effort to restore balance. we are expecting large protests here today outside the palace here in cairo. in the city of alexandria, there have been more violent clashes between president morsei's opponents and his supporters. the president's opponents are demanding that he immediately gives up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago. they also want him to postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution, due to take place in just over a week. critics say that constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president mor
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